1910 Visit to the South London Gallery and Fire Station Peckham/Camberwell

Wednesday 15 May 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Price for single attendee: £0.00

Tom Emerson of 6a Architects will be leading a tour of both buildings and talking about 6a’s approach to working with historic buildings. 6a Architects is best known for its contemporary art galleries, educational buildings, artists’ studios and residential projects, often in sensitive historic environments. Their 2010 works to the South London Gallery (formerly part of Camberwell College of Art, 1896-8, Maurice Adams) provided new gallery spaces, a cafe, a flat for an artisit in residence and an education building. The original top-lit gallery is one of the finest art spaces in London. The special character of the building has long inspired artists and has played a vital role in forming the SLG’s international reputation for shows by contemporary British artists alongside those by internationally established figures. The 1897 former Peckham Road Fire Station, latterly a sausage factory, by Edward Cresy Junior for London’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade is the earliest surviving purpose-built fire station. Across from the SLG it was restored and redesigned by 6a to offer further exhibition, archive, education and artist space. It opened in 2018. Meet outside the South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH. Rail: Peckham Rye then 15 minutes’ walk. The bar at the SLG will be open after the tour for anyone wishing to stay for drinks. £18. Booking required.*



Event code: 1910

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